My new-to-me 6.2L Disco

This project is going to get kickstarted after a looooong hiatus.

Lots of wiring to do... I'm lazy enough that I'm considering hiring an electrician to build me a loom that will include the 4 roof-rack Hellas, the 2 bumper IPFs, and the radiator fans.

Swivel ball seals need fixed, along with brakes. Everything else still looks tight. Engine bay is still a wee messy but I think that's unavoidable with any conversion. Motor fires and runs as smoothly as it did 6 months ago. With diesel at $4.15 down here it'll soon be time to get serious about alternative mixtures.

Stuff to install: HD axles F/R, mantec snorkel & skidplate, white Wolf wheels (still unsure on tire, but 32" and skinny), fuel tank skid (thinking of painting front skid with Union Jack --cheezy?), and rear TruTrac. Might get some HD torsion stuff as I've managed to bend two tie-rods.

Toyed with getting CT signage vinyl cut but again such a fine line between lookin' good and trying too hard.

alternative mixtures ? did your say that? whats that? loll i have used and still do and will always use anything that has oil, 6.2 doesn't mind . dump it in and go

HAVE YOU SEEN MY VIDEOS THAT I PUT 6 GALLONS OF TRANS FLUID IN MY ROVER?

ERIC
 
alternative mixtures ? did your say that? whats that? loll i have used and still do and will always use anything that has oil, 6.2 doesn't mind . dump it in and go

HAVE YOU SEEN MY VIDEOS THAT I PUT 6 GALLONS OF TRANS FLUID IN MY ROVER?

ERIC
I've watched every video you have, Eric!
 
I even show that it doesnt smoke . its time bro to save $$$ and more than that is the fun part . take a container to local trans shop and ask them to put the used oil in there . mix it 30/70 and enjoy the 6.2
Yeah -- I'm moving to Tacoma, WA pretty soon and plan on buying a house up there with a proper garage. It's hard to mix/filter fluids etc when I have my Rovers outside in the apartment complex. :(
 
Lots of wiring to do... I'm lazy enough that I'm considering hiring an electrician to build me a loom that will include the 4 roof-rack Hellas, the 2 bumper IPFs, and the radiator fans.
There's no sense in hiring an electrician to build something that you won't understand and that might not be done right. Better to buy the tools and do it yourself so you'll know how it's set up when something goes wrong.

Lights and fans are easily switched with a relay and an OEM dash switch. You can install a Blue Sea Systems fuse block and terminate the relays on that. Use good marine-grade primary wire and heat shrink ring and butt connectors to splice and terminate wire. Wrap the wire properly and tuck it neatly out of the way. It's not hard at all, just time consuming.

Here are some links to get you started:

Understanding 12V relays: http://www.the12volt.com/relays/relays.asp

Good wire to use: http://shop.genuinedealz.com/Marine Grade Wire/Marine Primary Wire/?sck=55529494

Butt connectors and terminals (be sure to buy the proper connector for the gauge of wire): http://shop.genuinedealz.com/Marine Electrical Supply/Heat Shrink Terminals/?sck=55529494

I put all of my wiring in this braid sleeving before putting that into a wire loom. It's very easy to use, tough, and looks great: http://shop.genuinedealz.com/Marine Electrical Supply/Expandable Braid Sleeving/?sck=55529494

Blue Sea Systems fuse block: http://shop.genuinedealz.com/Items/...TO/ATC 12 Circuit Fuse Block with Clear Cover

Copper lugs to use for making your own battery cables to hook up the fuse block (I recommend using 4 ga.): http://shop.genuinedealz.com/Marine Electrical Supply/Tinned Copper Cable Lugs/?sck=55529494

Battery cable (again, I use 4 ga.): http://shop.genuinedealz.com/Marine Grade Wire/Marine Battery Cable/?sck=55529494

Always use high-quality heat shrink with a 3:1 ratio and adhesive backing. http://shop.genuinedealz.com/Marine Electrical Supply/Heat Shrink Tubing/?sck=55529494

My write-up on my battery box. I've since moved to crimped connectors, although the solder worked just fine: http://www.d-90.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26830
 
Pretty slow progress -- I've just been collecting parts the last few months as work has me all over the place. It's not slowing down either...heading to KS for a month on Sunday and then Europe for 2 weeks in July.

I'm done monkeying around with unprofessional radiator mounting so when I get back the truck is going to a local fabricator to cut out/rebuild the front subframe to properly accommodate the new radiator+fans and a shroud. We're going to look at installing A/C as well -- although I'm moving to Tacoma, WA this winter and A/C up there isn't really necessary so it's not a high priority.

It'll also put in the HD axles, TruTrac + Detroit, snorkel, and some other armor I've acquired. I plan on moving over to D90 brakes and replacing most, if not all, of the bushings in the running gear. So -- hopefully -- I should be back up and running by August or so.

thanks for asking!
 
Pretty slow progress -- I've just been collecting parts the last few months as work has me all over the place. It's not slowing down either...heading to KS for a month on Sunday and then Europe for 2 weeks in July.

I'm done monkeying around with unprofessional radiator mounting so when I get back the truck is going to a local fabricator to cut out/rebuild the front subframe to properly accommodate the new radiator+fans and a shroud. We're going to look at installing A/C as well -- although I'm moving to Tacoma, WA this winter and A/C up there isn't really necessary so it's not a high priority.

It'll also put in the HD axles, TruTrac + Detroit, snorkel, and some other armor I've acquired. I plan on moving over to D90 brakes and replacing most, if not all, of the bushings in the running gear. So -- hopefully -- I should be back up and running by August or so.

thanks for asking!
wow bro, u plan doing alot of nice work on it, its gonna be awesome :) plz post some pics of her

ERIC
 
Haven't made much progress because of the lost key issue... but I have used the time to collect a juicy little trove of parts. And yeah, that's a Saudi grille that I got a pretty decent deal on from my favorite Rover hombre :sombrero: :sombrero:

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doin' it right:



Cut outs for rocker switches -- switch 1 for front IPF driving lamps, switch two for roof-rack pencil Hellas, switch 3 for roof-rack spread Hellas, switch 4 for Radiator fans.



More to come...
 
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